The Opioid Crisis in the U.S. is real and growing. Opioids are a drug class that includes the illegal drug heroin as well as legal powerful pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and many others.
In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates.
A quarter century later, in 2016*, more than 42,000 people die annually in the US from overdoses involving opioids, and 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and opioid addiction is driving this epidemic. 85% of heroin users between the ages of 18-25 began opioid abuse after it was prescribed by a physician for a legitimate medical reason.
So what can we do to help resolve the opioid crisis?
Opioids are not the only treatment against pain.
At Artemis we are dedicated to providing people with an effective 100% plant-based alternative pain remedy, non-addictive and risk free, thus helping with the opioid crisis in the U.S. If you are addicted to opioids, you can safely take our herbal formula for your pain. There’s zero risk of addiction and it’s efficient.
And because our community needs our support in this difficult times, we also donate a small percentage of sales to the Franklin County Opioid Task Force, in Massachusetts (https://www.opioidtaskforce.org).